Executive Director - Ed Sazo
Ed Sazo was born in Guatemala City and at the age of six moved to New York City with his parents after the devastating earthquake of 1976.
Being raised in New York, with a family who emphasized on giving back to the community, Ed at a very early age has been active within his church and his neighborhood.
Ed attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn his degree in Electrical Engineering. Today, He is involving different organizations helping different sectors of the community. He is a board member of the Waltham Community Day Center, a member of Lions International, and a former mentor for a Waltham high school student through the Mazie Foundation.
Ed even took a stab at politics by running for City Council and becoming the first Latino to ever do so in the history of Waltham. Unfortunately, the election did not go his way but his efforts encouraged others to get involve.
As co-President of GAMA, he looks to provide a cultural reference point for youth so they can be in touch with their cultural heritage.
Professionally, Ed works for a technical company, STMicroelectronics, as a sales engineer managing from Canada to Brazil.
"I am very fortunate to travel and meet many different people from all walks of life. I'm able to ask them how they grew up and what makes them tick. Everyone in their own special way has many lessons to teach and I use those life lessons in everything that I do, every organization that I help, or every person that I speak to," Ed shares.
Always making a point to give back, Ed is committed to the community and making sure that each organization is properly represented.